Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Buffalo, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Buffalo, New York company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Buffalo, NY business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.